Friday, February 09, 2007

I've got exactly one nerve left

Holy Dinah, I am in a foul mood today. It's one of those days where everything is going for shit, but they are all really small little minor issues that somehow I am blowing way out of proportion. Things like a paper cut under my fingernail, having trouble uploading stuff to mydatabus, and a really really slow computer connection all day long. We are all working at home today and I am blaming Jerry's new work laptop for slowing my laptop down to zero. I think he's stealing all my bandwidth or something. Certainly all my mojo, anyway.
And of course when I get in a mood like this, a certain male in the house is always bound to ask, "when are you getting your period anyway?". Which only serves to further piss me off.
All I ask is to listen to a whole bunch of Jesus and Mary Chain today, because that's where the love is and they feel my pointless rage, but not even the Friday Random Shuffle playlist would accommodate my needs today.

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Your Very Existence is Pissing Me Off Today random playlist:

Under Pressure - David Bowie and Queen

Spring-heeled Jim - Morrissey

Sing Me Spanish Techno - the New Pornographers

Wake Up - the Arcade Fire

Summertime Rolls - Jane's Addiction

Rain and Snow - the Be Good Tanyas

Same Old Thing - the Streets

Is This It - the Strokes

Freak Magnet - the Violent Femmes

Alison - Elvis Costello

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Actually, now that I look at it, it's not such a bad playlist after all. It's just that I have a real Jesus and Mary Chain love fest going on in my head right now and I really have a craving to listen to songs that are a good soundtrack to the ill humour happening inside my head right now.

Songs like:


Upside Down [mp3] - the Jesus and Mary Chain

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You know that band of kids that you've been hearing wailing on their instruments in that garage down the street? Well, that could very well be the guys from Tokyo Police Club. And considering my mood, it's a damn good thing that I wrote the review for Tokyo Police Club's EP, A Lesson in Crime earlier this week, because I am not too objective today.
But if you would like to find out more about this band of youngsters from Newmarket, Ontario who seem to be taking over the world with their exuberant sound, please click over to my review at the Record Room. In keeping with my shameless pimping of new Canadian music, I am offering mp3s and a link to a CBC Radio 3 session with the band.

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Awww, I can't stay grumpy when you are around. You beautiful creatures always charm me out of my snits, even when I am rather enjoying them. Have a fabulous Friday night, with an extra glass or two or wine. Strictly for medicinal purposes, of course.

14 comments:

justacoolcat said...

Boy oh Boy do I know the feeling. I had to get my crabby post on a few days ago. I blame the winter and idiocy of others; oh and myself.

Any list that ends with some Femmes and some Costello makes me feel better.

I hope your evening is better.

Johnny Yen said...

Okay, here's the bit of magic you've brought someone today: last night at work (my second job, as a waiter, besides my teaching job), I was discussing the song Allison with a co-worker. It was funny, because she is 25 and was not even born when that song came out (1977). I was telling her about my personal connection with that song-- going, many years ago, to visit one of the great loves of my life, and seeing how boring a life she lived, with an idiot guy-- the guy she'd left me for. I quoted my co-worker the line "I wish somebody would put out the big light/'Cause I can't stand to see you this way..." It just made my day to see the song on your list.

Hope there's something that makes your day tomorrow.

Mellowlee said...

I hope you have a better Friday night Barb!!! I loved the review and samples on the Record Room!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's getting to be that crabby time of the winter, I think, JustA. That's why they invented Valentines Day, because it is hard to stay crabby whilst stuffing your face with chocolate.

Wow, that was just last night, Johnny Yen? The coincidence is downright eerie, isn't it? I've always loved that song myself, even though I never had a personal connection to it quite the way you do.
Going to see a play tomorrow - that'll make my day!

I'm so glad you liked the Tokyo Police Club, Mel. They've really grown on me the last few months and I think they are going places.
So happy to hear about your job, yay! That made my night better.

Deb said...

paper cuts warrant bitchiness though, for sure...especially under the nail. torture.

you have a way of even making your crankiest moods have a twist of nice in them.

i hate slow computer connections...like watching paint dry.

John Mutford said...

My first reaction to your shuffle? Spring-heeled by Jim Morrisson? What the hell is that?

Computer problems get me in a foul mood too. Don't get me started on incomplete YouTube videos. Anyway, I hope your Saturday is better.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And the funny part was, Deb, I got the papercut under the nail while opening a package of party invitations for this thing we are having in a few weeks, which of course made me want to say screw the party!
I was starting to think my computer had been hijacked by bots or something, but seems okay today - we'll see.

It makes me crazy when they take forever to load, John, and then keep pausing to catch up. I don't have the patience for a slow connection, which is why I pay for highspeed - grrr.

Toccata said...

We all have days like that and I find if someone dare try and be reasonable with me, well it's like waving a red flag to a bull. Sometimes I just want to be downright ornery.

I'm looking forward to Arcade Fire's new CD coming out in the first week of March. That should help warm up winter.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Exactly, Toccata! You understand completely that some days you just want to wallow in it.

Yes, the new Arcade Fire should warm things up. The new Bloc Party is pretty damn good too! woohoo!

Dale said...

Your list is amazing Barbara like you and your sessy blog. I'll be over later to the Record Room to see what you've said and done now. My Friday was great after a long and scuzzy week so I'm as near happy as I get. I may even find time to write a sentence or two.

Allison said...

Can I just copy what Dale said?
:)

I'm going to curl up in a bit and read your review, looking forward to it. I had the chance to see TPC last week, but you know, I'm not in love with them and opted out. However, I will be seeing Cuff on the 23rd, and there will be no opting out, even for illness ;p

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Garsh, you are too sweet, Dale! I'm glad that your Friday ended off the week right for you, and hopefully the rest of the weekend is exquisite. And I always love reading your musings.

I've actually found that TPC has really grown on me, Al, but it took me a few months.
But Cuff the Duke! You HAVE to go to their concert! Did I tell you they were on Stuart MacLean's show (the Vinyl Cafe) last weekend? And Wayne was so hilarious, telling a story about missing phoning his mom for her birthday but that his brother was still a bigger jerk than he is, and then he made everybody sing along because it was his mom's birthday present. I love that guy.

Bubs said...

I really like that list of yours. You may be pissed off at the world, but you sure gave up some good music.

Maybe now I'll get off my dead ass and go shovel some more snow.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Bubs! We've been hitting the shovel way too much around here too.